Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (aka CASA) is a formerly major aircraft manufacturer from Spain. They were a reliable source of airplanes, helicopters and parts thereof for Spain for most of the 20th century. By 1999, they weren’t very well off, which prompted them to be sold to EADS and then go down ten years later.
Meaning and History
Construcciones Aeronáuticas was created specifically to build planes in 1923. The name was chosen right away and stuck – it translates to ‘Aviation Constructions’ from Spanish. Widely-known, they discontinue their independent operations in 2009 and went over to become part of Airbus.
1923 – today
The logo features the company’s full acronym (CASA) written in dark violet, capital letters. The used script makes them look really bold and doesn’t leave much room between the letters. Other than that, there are no distinct characteristics.
The emblem they used to put right next to their acronym name is a wide rhombus colored the same way as the letters. Furthermore, they put a little plane silhouette right in the middle. It’s basically just a plane body with two wings, colored in white.
Emblem and Symbol
The emblem as shown on the official logo isn’t actually used extensively anywhere besides the corporal business. It wasn’t usually printed somewhere visible on the planes they built, instead the vessels were covered with the symbolic of organizations they were sold to – either military or airline.